Applied Science
Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current academic year (2019/20) and are subject to change next year.

For students under 19

Our courses & apprenticeships are usually free if you are 18 or under on the 31st of August 2019. Some courses have additional fees for things like materials and travel, which you will need to pay at the start of your course. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support for these costs.

For students aged 19 or over

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees. Some courses may be free, depending on your circumstances. Certain Level 3 & 4 courses require you to pay the fee in full or take out an Advanced Learning Loan to pay for your course. Please see our guide to fees for more information.

International Students

Students from outside the EU/EEA need to pay the full international fee for their course. Please note, West London College does not offer Tier 4 Visa Sponsorship for students to study in the United Kingdom.


About this course

The BTEC Level 1 introductory diploma in Applied science is an ideal starting point for anyone wishing to pursue further education or to the world of work.

This new BTEC Introductory course will prepare you to develop key progression skills in areas such as problem solving, communication and research and Learners will develop the necessary transferable and sector skills to progress more quickly. The qualifications prepare learners for progression to Level 2 BTEC or other study programmes and a career working in the applied science industry or an organisation that uses science to develop underpinning knowledge and scientific skills.

You will study four mandatory scientific principles units and six specialist units, from the following: Being Organised, Developing a Personal Progression Plan, Working with Others, Researching a Topic, Measuring Waves Used in Technology, Carrying Out a Scientific Experiment, Investigating Crime Scene Evidence, Practical Actions to Protect the Environment, making a Chemical Product, and Investigating Variations in Plants and Animals.

The study programme will include Functional Skills in English, Mathematics and study skills.
You will also have the opportunity to take part in work experience for a week, which will enable you to develop your employability skills further.

Entry Requirements

An interest in Science with Entry level 3 in maths and English.

Assessment Method

The majority of the course is assessed through coursework, a mixture of in class assignment projects and presentations with only the Functional Skills /GCSE Mathematics and English being assessed through a controlled exam.

Progression Opportunities

On successful completion of a level 1 qualification, learners can progress to or within employment and/or continue their study in the same or related vocational area.

There is potential for the qualification to prepare learners for employment in the appropriate vocational sector and it is suitable for those who have decided that they wish to enter a particular area of work.

Some learners may wish to gain the qualification in order to enter a specialist area of employment or to progress to a Level 3 programme.


  • Level 2 Applied Science Diploma course
  • Employment in the science fields
Study Methods

You will learn in dedicated classrooms and well equipped laboratories supported by specialist science technicians. You will also have to complete some independent work.

The College offers welfare services to provide support and guidance whenever it is needed. The Colleges Learning Resource Centre provides excellent facilities for private study and includes access to computers, an extensive library and quiet study areas. As part of the course, employer visits and guest speakers will be arranged to enhance and contextualise your learning.

This course is offered at Ealing Green college.


We look forward to welcoming you to Ealing, Hammersmith and West London's College. We are enrolling now. Come along to the College to enrol directly. See our enrolment dates and times.